Growing ever taller is this five-story 25-unit apartment building near the University of Cincinnati designed by Childress and Cunningham Architects. Intended as student housing, the structure is already exhibiting two feature amenities, a covered first floor parking deck with exterior patio above. Watch this space for more as this new apartment community grows into a..
The Village of South Lebanon turned to Childress & Cunningham’s expertise in adaptive reuse to transform a former elementary school building into their municipal office building. The Village’s desire for a practical and cost-effective remodeling included exterior improvements to change the building’s character, as well as improved ease of access for those with disabilities. New..
Building Codes change from time to time, and as a professional designer it’s part of my job to keep current with the changes. At the start of November 2017, Ohio’s new building code went into effect. Let’s take a look at what some of the more significant changes are; might these have an impact on..
Latest progress on the new Craftsman style home currently being constructed by Childress & Cunningham. Above is a screened porch designed to take full advantage of the views of the wooded site. Below, the dining room flows into a view of the dramatic new great room with high ceilings accommodating a stunning high wall of..
Along Stratford Avenue near the University of Cincinnati, one of Childress & Cunningham’s latest projects is about to go vertical! Seen here is the concrete base that brings the building to the elevation of the street beyond while providing sheltered parking below. Shown fading in above this sturdy platform is the future apartment building consisting..
Scott Hand had the opportunity to chat with Merrill Garbus of international touring music artist, Tune-Yards, about her music writing, venue design, and how connection to the audience can influence a performance. Read the Interview here
The impact of the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) continues to be felt today, even though it has been in effect for the entirety of my architectural career. Many buildings which pre-date the ADA exhibit features that are a challenge to those who must access the building while in a wheelchair. One common approach to..
Childress and Cunningham has designed and is currently constructing a sprawling Craftsman Style home on the east side of Cincinnati. In addition to dramatic open interior spaces, the home is skillfully created to take advantage of its site of which two principle features are an existing barn to the south of the house and sweeping..
The Northeast Church of Christ occupies a soaring 1972 design of exposed wood beams and steep roof slopes. A central peak over the center of the sanctuary forms a towering skylight. This dramatic architecture creates one specific problem: the worship space is open to the entry lobby. The Church called on Childress & Cunningham Architects..
As you are dealing with your architect, you will be presented with sets of drawings that may seem a bit confusing if you are unfamiliar with their presentation. Three-dimensional full color renderings can help you to visualize a space, but contractors cannot really build from them. Construction Documents are designed for the use of the..